As first woman ever in the seventy-year history of the ARD International Music Competition
Selina Ott was awarded 1st Prize in the category trumpet in September 2018 at the
age of only 20.
Subsequently, she has been invited to perform with leading orchestras
such as the
WDR Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the Tonkünstler-Orchester
Niederösterreich, at international festivals like Bachfest Leipzig, Grafenegg, Rheingau
Musik Festival, Sauerland Herbst, Festival Emergents Barcelona, Herbstgold Festival
Eisenstadt, Musikfest Bremen and SWR Schwetzinger Festspiele, and at concert halls
such as Wiener Konzerthaus, Musikverein Wien, Philharmonie Berlin, Philharmonie Luxembourg
and the Konzerthaus Berlin.
She has already made her solo debut with such orchestras as Orchestra of the Mariinsky
Theatre conducted by Valery Gergiev, Czech Philarmonie conducted by Semyon Bychkov,
the WDR Sinfonieorchester, Hamburger Symphoniker, Haydn Philharmonie, Nordwestdeutsche
Collegium Musicum Basel, Philharmonische Orchester Hagen, at the Kölner Philharmonie,
Philharmonie Essen, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozarteum Salzburg, Musikverein Wien, Rudolfinum
Prag, Musical Theater Basel and the Philharmonie Luxemburg.
Selina Ott started her music studies at the age of five years on the piano. One year
later, she began to study trumpet with her father Erich Ott. She continued her studies
at the University of Music and
Performing Arts in Vienna with Martin Mühlfellner and at the University of Music
in Karlsruhe with
In 2020 Selina graduated with distinction (Bachelor of Arts) in the class of Roman
Rindberger at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna (MUK).
she attended masterclasses of Gabor Tarkövi, Jens Lindemann, Kristian Steenstrup,
Allen Vizzutti, Bo Nilsson, Hans Gansch, Guillaume Couloumy, and Klaus Schuhwerk.
her young career Selina Ott has been awarded eight times the first prize of the Austrian
prima la musica competition in the category trumpet solo on regional and national
level, and she received the first prize of the 2017 Lions Music Prize.
Selina released her first album in October 2020 in collaboration with Radio Symphony
Orchestra Vienna and Roberto Paternostro with works by Arutiunian, Peskin and Desenclos
on the Label Orfeo.